We got the chance to put a few questions to Mark Vatsel, project lead on upcoming indie RTS, The Manipulators, which places you at the preparatory steps of an alien invasion. Your goal is to take over a small suburb using stealth and mind control while avoiding detection and being discovered by the local humans who will use an evidence system and smart AI to try to expose your efforts. California in the 90’s is the setting for this open world and the concept art and early screenshots look delightful. Starting with your alien Queen you must grow your empire by exploiting social networks and picking your targets well because as the AI becomes more suspicious of you they will defend themselves appropriately.
Check out the article on our site for the Q and A.